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  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Belt Hook (front)
    Chinese Bronze Belt Hook (front)

    3 1/2""h. Cast in relief, a stylized winged dragon coiled in a figure eight, taloned feet with a slender shaft above ending in a bird's-head hook. Traces of gilding present.

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    Mongolian Flint Pouch and Striker (front)

    2" h x 3" w. Leather folding pouch with bail ruyi shaped bronze handle, bronze bird from escutcheons flanking a diamond form made up of bats and ruyi heads around a cross in a circle, all above an axe head form steel base with incised inscription.

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    Chinese Enamel Bronze Fingernail Guard (back)

    3 3/4" l. Arced and tapered fprm with reticulated design on the reverse and enamel floral design on the front.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Xingyao Porcelain Bowl (side)
    Chinese Xingyao Porcelain Bowl (side)

    3 3/8" h x 6 1/4" at widest point. Unusual form of "Samarra" type. Ovate and faceted octagonally with beaded strips strung vertically between the panels, a grooved ring on the flat base forming a wide foot ring, horizontal fluted interior with impressed floral spray at the bottom, one slightly raised semi-circle at the exterior only with 'tear' stains running toward the base.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (top)
    Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (top)

    2 3/4" h x 4 5/8" w. Flared side turning upward near the rim and indented toward the footring, the dark brown stoneware is covered with a brown glaze inside and two-thirds of the way down on the outside where it has pooled, thinning on the lip. In addition to the brown, radiating streaks of black are on the interior and exterior.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Longquan Celadon Bowl
    Chinese Longquan Celadon Bowl

    6 3/8" w. Gently flared side with shallow flat foot ring, carved with two tiers of overlapping petals on the outside above the footring and floral scroll on the interior, blue-green glaze on the interior and exterior, unglazed base and foot ring burnt reddish-brown.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)

    3 7/8" w. Includes 18 seal characters forming a frieze.

  • Thumbnail for Blue Glass Vase with Box (in box)
    Blue Glass Vase with Box (in box)

    View of small blown glass bottle as presented to Robert Thorp in a small box with stand. The vase is clear, yet mottled with various colors ranging from light blue to brown intermixed with bits of mica to create a sparkling effect.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Belt Hook (back)
    Chinese Bronze Belt Hook (back)

    3" l. Oval medallion form cast in relief a striding lion bordered by a rope twist band, terminating in a dragon's head hook.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stoneware Jar-Small
    Chinese Stoneware Jar-Small

    3 1/2" h. Similar to "Chinese Stoneware Jar -Large" - less the lobes, less the solid foot. Footless concave bottom.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Stone Relief Carving (right view)
    Chinese Stone Relief Carving (right view)

    Detail of figure to the left of male seated figure. Halo around this standing female figure's head indicates her divine nature.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (bottom)
    Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (bottom)

    2 1/2"" h x 4 1/4""w. Bottom view of hare's fur teabowl.

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  • Thumbnail for Chinese Ming Style Vase  - view 1
    Chinese Ming Style Vase - view 1

    7" h. Baluster form, very finely painted in brilliant underglazed-blue from the lip down, a band of ruyi heads with hanging jewel pendants, on the bottom of the neck a band of stiff overlapping leaves followed by a narrow band of diamond diaper alternating with four Buddhist emblems, the Wheel of the Law, conch shell, umbrella and vase, followed by a band of pendant three prong spear heads on the shoulder, two chilong standing at the top of a cliff with a twisted tree trunk above and behind them with rock formations, on the tall splayed foot a band of formal lotus pod lappets, stippling and mottling simulating "heaped and piled" effect, surface with "orange peel" effect, seal characters of Yongzheng and of the period.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 1
    Chinese Tomb Candle Holders - view 1

    7" h. Paneled hu-formed stem with two degenerated animal head handles, molded in relief with floral sprays divided by bow-form raised and molded vertical lines raised on a high tapered base molded in relief with a frieze of stylized lotus petals, supported by five simple feet, surmounted by a hexagonal drip pan, on top there is an inverted scalloped tip collar surmounted by a tapered lip, minutely crazed greenish-beige glaze carelessly applied

  • Thumbnail for Funerary Vases (detail 1)
    Funerary Vases (detail 1)

    Detail of side of funerary vase. This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Famille Rose Vases
    Chinese Famille Rose Vases

    5 1/2" h. Tall, slender form with ovoid body, slender elongated neck flaring to an inverted lip with an overall incised design of flowers enameled in famille rose colors, red enamel seal mark of Qianlong and of the period.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view 2
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - top view 2

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Ivory Pieces (top view)
    Chinese Ivory Pieces (top view)

    Three different works, all smaller than two inches square, hung on cords. The outer two works represent lotuses, one open and one closed. The middle piece is a miniature mountain scene.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - bottom view
    Stoneware Cup - bottom view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - view 1
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - view 1

    Overview of remains of gold inlay in bronze belt hook.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - detail
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - detail

    Detail of remains of gold inlay in bronze belt hook.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Dish (front)
    Stoneware Dish (front)

    Front view of one of a set of small offering plates. The front side features an incised lotus in which the green glaze sits to highlight the design. A light crackle effect can be seen on all of the set pieces; the underside is useful for showing how the glaze flows over the body of the plate, clinging but not entirely covering it.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook  - side view
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook - side view

    2"w. Cast with projecting brows, scrolled horns and large scrolled ears, loop handle below a protruding nose which is flanked by hooked fangs, incised with fur markings, traces of gilding present. Dated to Late Eastern Zhou/ Early Han Dynasty.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 4)
    Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 4)

    1 1/2"h x 1 3/4"l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera. Detail here of inscribed text.